David Mark Evans December 29, 1950 - November 28, 2022
David Mark Evans, 71, of Emmaus, PA entered the church triumphant on Monday November 28th after a short fight with cancer.
David was born on December 29th, 1950, in Lehighton, PA. After David graduated from William Allen High School in 1968, he went on to graduate with a degree in Psychology from Mansfield University.
He worked for several organizations that supported counseling at-risk youth until he began a fulfilling twenty-year career as a school counselor at Milford Middle School in the Quakertown Community School District. Upon his retirement, along with his wife Diane, David volunteered for over a decade with No One Dies Alone at the Lehigh Valley Hospital comforting patients in hospice care as well as in classrooms at Jefferson Elementary school in the Allentown School District.
In 1972, David met his wife, Diane, of 47 years while working at Wetherhold and Metzger in Allentown, PA. David and Diane went on to have two sons, Chad and Corey.
In 2008, David retired and enjoyed spending time working on his model trains, hiking, biking, cooking, serving his faith community, and loving his wife, two sons, and four grandchildren: Justin, Madeleine, Jeffrey, and Aleks.
David was an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Emmaus where he has served as a Stephen Minister leader, taught catechism, and volunteered with Project Help and Lutheran Disaster Relief. He read from the Bible daily and was a devoted Christian servant until the end.
David was predeceased by maternal grandparents Joseph and Ada Potter whom he was very close to as well as his father Stewart Evans, mother Marjorie Knauss, brother William and stepbrother Lee.
He is survived by his wife Diane (Bright), son Chad and his wife Jessica and two grandsons Justin and Jeffrey, son Corey and his wife Leanne and their two children Madeleine and Aleks. He is also survived by his sister Pamela Ansell, and her husband Phillip and his stepbrother Dwight and his wife Marie Schantz. Additionally, he is survived by his sister-in-law Patricia Evans. David is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Services: A celebration of David’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 10th in the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd, Emmaus. Friends and family may call 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday, December 9th in the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. 274 North Krocks Road, Allentown and 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. Saturday in the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit: Lutheran Disaster Response at 3461 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Emmaus, PA 18049.
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